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Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark has a new home

From: David H. Lipman <DLipman_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 21 2010 - 21:17:34 GMT
To: wireshark-dev@wireshark.org

From: "Gerald Combs" <gerald@wireshark.org>

| I am excited to announce that Wireshark has a new home. CACE
| Technologies, Wireshark's primary sponsor and my employer, has been
| acquired by Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD).

| Riverbed is an exciting, fast-growing company that makes WAN
| optimization and IT performance management products. We started a
| serious conversation with them concerning acquisition during SHARKFEST
| this past June. Much of the conversation was about keeping Wireshark
| the way it is: strong, independent, and community-driven. The more we
| spoke with them the more we saw a perfect fit. Riverbed truly
| understands computer networking, and their very talented management team
| has such clear vision that we feel very comfortable betting our future
| on them. Their co-founder and CTO, Steve McCanne, is one of the pioneers
| of our field. He created BPF, libpcap and NS.

| Very little is going to change for Wireshark in this transition. I will
| stay onboard and keep running things in the same way you are all used
| to. The only difference will be the additional resources that a larger
| company will lend to the project.

| Wireshark would not be the world's leading network analyzer were it not
| for its talented and dedicated community of users and contributors.
| Everyone at CACE Technologies recognizes that, and we would like to
| thank each of you for having been with us on this journey. As we
| continue the journey as Riverbed employees we are still committed to
| working with and for you. I have no doubt that Wireshark will thrive for
| years to come.

| If you have questions please ask them on this list or on
| ask.wireshark.org and I'll answer as quickly as possible.
| ___________________________________________________________________________

Best 'o Luck in the new venture.

-- Dave Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp ___________________________________________________________________________ Sent via: Wireshark-dev mailing list <wireshark-dev@wireshark.org> Archives: http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev Unsubscribe: https://wireshark.org/mailman/options/wireshark-dev mailto:wireshark-dev-request@wireshark.org?subject=unsubscribe